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Ocean World

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Surprisingly fun

For a small town I was surprised that Crescent City had this much of an aquarium. The seals are... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Jana R
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mckinleyville, United States
great attraction for kids

I liked Oceanworld, but the kids loved it. They have a touch tide pool area you can pick up... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Ron D
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Portland, Oregon, United States
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  • Average9%
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“sea lion show”(35 reviews)
“gift shop”(69 reviews)
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Ocean World is more than just an aquarium - it is entertainment for the whole family! Enjoy a fully guided tour with our highly trained staff and learn about the creatures of the sea! Tours last about 45 minutes and are fun, educational and...more
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304 Hwy 101, Crescent City, CA 95531
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+1 707-464-4900
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

For a small town I was surprised that Crescent City had this much of an aquarium. The seals are well trained and pure entertainment. Plus you can tell your friend you go to pet a shark.More

Thank Jana R
cybercme, Public Relations Manager at Ocean World, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi Jana! Thank you for the kind words, we appreciate your feedback! We're so happy to hear that you had such a great time with us! We're pleased to know you enjoyed our seal presentation and our touch pool where you can pet our sharks!...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

To call Ocean World an aquarium would be an overstatement. Though it looks large from the outside, the areas displaying marine life are actually quite small, making one wonder why you can only see it on a guided tour. You begin at an outdoor tide...More

Thank danielcG3946WI
cybercme, Public Relations Manager at Ocean World, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hi danielcG3946WI, Thank you for your feedback, we appreciate your business. We’re a privately-owned family business dedicated to preserving animals that would otherwise have perished in the wild to educate emerging generations of the wonder that is life in the sea. We are unlike any...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I liked Oceanworld, but the kids loved it. They have a touch tide pool area you can pick up anemones attached to shells. You then goto a boat tank area that has sharks, rays, fish crabs, etc. the person giving the tour describes each one....More

Thank Ron D
cybercme, Public Relations Manager at Ocean World, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hi Ron! Thank you for sharing your feedback, we appreciate your business! We're happy to hear that you enjoyed our guided tour as well as the touch tank! We hope you'll visit us again next time you're traveling this way!

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We had a great time! We were escorted from the gift shop to the tide pool with lots of hands fun for the kids and adults, then we continued downstairs to the underwater aquariums and finished at the sea lion and seal show!!! One of...More

Thank Justin M
cybercme, Public Relations Manager at Ocean World, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hi Justin! Thanks for visiting us at Ocean World, we’re happy to know we provided you a five-star tour and we hope you’ll visit us again! Thank you for furthering our cause!

Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Probably the best all-around gift shop in Crescent City, especially for nautical-themed items. The choices are nearly endless. Both kids and adults love the shark petting pool and the views of the sea lions, seals and river otters.More

Thank Gudwill
cybercme, Public Relations Manager at Ocean World, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hi Gudwill, Thanks so much for sharing your feedback with us in the TripAdvisor Community! We're happy to hear how much you enjoyed your visit to Ocean World, and that you love our gift shop! We're grateful to receive your four-star rating and hope you'll...More

Reviewed 5 weeks ago

This is a nice place to take kids 8 and older, but if you have younger ones save your time. The gift store is crowded and full of breakable things so you can't move a stroller through nor allow little fingers to drift at any...More

Thank jeannettew629
cybercme, Public Relations Manager at Ocean World, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hi jeannettew629, Thank you for your feedback, we appreciate your business. We’re a privately-owned family business dedicated to preserving animals that would otherwise have perished in the wild to educate emerging generations of the wonder that is life in the sea. We are unlike any...More

Reviewed 20 August 2018

Seems that local attractions like this are rare today. It was a good, fun tour with knowledgeable staff. The digs are not shined and new, but enjoyable and worth the price of admissionMore

Thank Crywild
cybercme, Public Relations Manager at Ocean World, responded to this reviewResponded 5 weeks ago

Hi Crywild, Thanks for sharing your experience with us in the TripAdvisor Community! We're so happy to know how much you enjoyed visiting us at Ocean World! We're glad you enjoy our knowledgeable staff and guided tours and we thank you for supporting us and...More

Reviewed 19 August 2018

Really enjoyed this little place. It was small, but worth a stop if you are in the neighborhood. The employees were super friendly and seemed to really care about the animals.More

Thank elkaykay
cybercme, Public Relations Manager at Ocean World, responded to this reviewResponded 5 weeks ago

Hi elkaykay Thanks so much for taking the time to leave us this rating and review in the TripAdvisor Community! We are so happy to hear how much you love Ocean World, and we thank you for visiting us! You're integral to us furthering our...More

Reviewed 13 August 2018

the grand kids loved it i was pretty impressed at the amount of time the guides spent on each topic and they could answer all the questions i would definitely go backMore

Thank clo835
cybercme, Public Relations Manager at Ocean World, responded to this reviewResponded 13 August 2018

Hi clo835, Thank you for sharing your feedback with us, we appreciate your business! We're so happy to hear that your grand kids loved our guided tours and had their questions answered! We love sharing our knowledge with our young and curious guests. We're so...More

Reviewed 10 August 2018

The first 20 minutes of the guided tour at Ocean World are pretty tame, with some time below water level watching various species of shark and rockfish in their plain aquariums, and an opportunity to "pet" a leopard shark inside his lonely pool. Throw in...More

Thank dunadan
cybercme, Public Relations Manager at Ocean World, responded to this reviewResponded 10 August 2018

Hi Dunadun, Thanks for taking the time to leave us this review in the Tripadvisor community, we're grateful for your feedback and the four-star rating. We’re a privately-owned family business dedicated to preserving animals that would otherwise have perished in the wild to educate emerging...More

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judypete
1 May 2018|
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Response from cybercme | Property representative |
Hi Judypete, Sorry, but because we have sensitive marine life, we don’t allow dogs on our tours, unless they’re ADA dogs. We thank you for understanding!
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17sheilah
16 May 2017|
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Response from cybercme | Property representative |
Hi, yes, the Ocean View Inn is next door. 707-465-1111
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chickamu2014
14 March 2017|
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Response from cybercme | Property representative |
HI, Chickamu2... We're open 7 Days a week! Our first tour starts around 9:30AM and our last, depending on available sunlight (we are naturally lit for many exhibits) our last tour is around 4 PM. Tours leave every 20... More
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